'''William Tufnell Le Queux''' (2 July 1864 - 13 October 1927) was an Anglo-French journalist and writer. He was also a diplomat (honorary consul
for San Marino
), a traveller (in Europe, the Balkans and North Africa), a flying buff who officiated at the first British air meeting at Doncaster
in 1909, and a wireless pioneer who broadcast music from his own station long before radio was generally available; his claims regarding his own abilities and exploits, however, were usually exaggerated. His best-known works are the Francophobia|anti-French
invasion fantasy ''The Great War in England in 1897
'' (1894) and the Anti-German sentiment|anti-German
invasion fantasy ''The Invasion of 1910
'' (1906), the latter of which was a phenomenal bestseller.